Monasteries can be found in plenty within India, but there is something unique about the monasteries that are influenced by the Trans Himalayan Buddhist culture. This is one of the reasons why monasteries such as Rumtek and Pemayangtse are considered to be the most sacred monastic pilgrimage centres by Buddhist followers. Pemayangtse is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim with the most unique wooden sculpture that depicts different realms in the universe. Visit the monastery of Rumtek, the seat of Kugya-pa sect. The third sacred Buddhist site is the Tashiding monastery, situated on a cone shaped hill with the backdrop of the Mt. Kanchenjunga.